Actor Ahsaas Channa is taking part in a pupil, but once more. However this time, in a a lot totally different setting. For starters, her new present Jugaadistan, isn’t as light-hearted as those she has carried out earlier than. After which, the actor performs a journalism pupil within the midst of campus politics and a rip-off. The 22-year-old speaks to Hindustan Occasions about what drew her to the present, the jugaads of her personal life, and the way far she has come from her baby artiste days. (Additionally learn: Kota Manufacturing facility actor Ahsaas Channa remembers how she was ‘forgotten’ by the business: ‘Different ladies overtook me’)

In its synopsis, the present talks about ‘how Jugaad guidelines the roost for these years in campus’. Ahsaas admits she has used a number of jugaads in her personal life and divulges one that may get her in hassle. “The largest jugaad that I’ve carried out is mislead my mom the place I’m going. I’ve a really strict mom. So, for instance, if I’ve to go meet my faculty boyfriend, I inform my mates to be on convention name or I click on footage with them and ship it to my mother earlier than sneaking off to see him. I hope my mother does not learn this as a result of I nonetheless try this,” she says with fun.

Ahsaas Channa performs a journalism pupil in Jugaadistan.

Jugaadistan is ready in a fictitious college modelled on Delhi College and Ahsaas performs a younger journalism pupil. The actor says the seriousness of her character is what attracted her in the direction of the present. “That was one of many greatest causes I selected to do that present. It’s the similar universe. Sure, it’s set in faculty however it has a complete totally different style to it. There’s a darkish aspect of faculty life which were explored. However it is usually very entertaining so you will not really feel it’s too critical. It is entertaining, but there are numerous vital points being spoken about,” she tells us.

However having performed a pupil in so many productions over time, is she not nervous about getting typecast? Ahsaas responds, “That is without doubt one of the causes I’ve been saying no to taking part in a pupil as a result of I’ve already gotten typecast, to be sincere. However Jugaadistan is one step in the direction of breaking that sort. Additionally, taking part in a pupil isn’t a really arduous job as a result of I used to be a pupil until two years in the past. I’m taking part in myself someplace. You will note 30% Ahsaas in each character.”

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Earlier than she entered faculty lecture rooms on display, Ahsaas was a prolific baby artiste. In truth, she performed younger boys in a number of of her earliest roles, together with Shah Rukh Khan’s son in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. Each from time to time, there are memes evaluating her look as a younger boy in some movie to one among her more moderen glamorous pics from Instagram. Ahsaas is a fan of such memes. “I feel it’s humorous,” she says, “I feel it retains me related and trending. It is rather tough to development each two-three months on social media. I feel the truth that persons are making memes about me is nice. That means some individuals who didn’t know that I used to be this little boy do get to know. I acquire followers. So, it is win-win.”

Directed by Akarsh Khurana and Adhaar Khurana, Jugaadistan additionally stars Sumeet Vyas, Arjun Mathur, Parambrata Chatterjee, Rukshar Dhillon, Taaruk Raina, and Gopal Datt, amongst others. The present will stream on Lionsgate Play from Friday, March 4 onwards.


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